Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
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Daemons' Roost 

Jonathan Creek is called upon to try and uncover what happened to a young woman's family in her eerie childhood home, Daemons' Roost.


Sandy Johnson


David Renwick (by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Ken Bones ... Nathan Clore
Georgie Lord Georgie Lord ... Alison Belkin
Emun Elliott ... Stephen Belkin
John Ritchie John Ritchie ... Taxi Driver
Rosalind March Rosalind March ... Phillipa Teller
Jason Barnett ... Ryman
Caoimhe Clough Caoimhe Clough ... Young Alison
Susan Coyle Susan Coyle ... Priscilla
Alan Davies ... Jonathan Creek
Sarah Alexander ... Polly Creek
Jo Martin ... Nina
Warwick Davis ... Rev. Wendell Wilkie
Ryan Oliva ... Patrick Tyree
Nicole Cooper Nicole Cooper ... Imelda Belkin
Chris Forbes ... Detective Sergeant Alben Barkley


According to legend, a 19th century sorcerer Jacob Surtees would summon the powers of Hell to terrorize and subjugate his victims at his home, Daemons' Roost. A hundred and fifty years after his death the house is occupied by another, equally macabre, figure: veteran horror film director Nathan Clore. With his health now failing he has summoned home his stepdaughter Alison, to share with her the chilling truth of what happened to her family there. However, just days before her arrival Nathan Clore has suffered a debilitating stroke, rendering him terribly paralyzed and unable to communicate the very truth that she has come to learn. After assisting Alison's husband in the past, Jonathan Creek is called upon to help again but as the story unfolds, with ever more sinister twists and turns, the gruesome rituals that were once enacted in the dungeon of Daemons' Roost are frighteningly revived with horrifying consequences.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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28 December 2016 (UK) See more »

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Two of the characters are named after mid-20th century US politicians- Reverend Wendell Willkie seems to be named after a Republican who ran unsuccessfully against FDR for the presidency in the 1940 election [lived 1892 to 1944] and D.S. Alben Barkley, called for Harry S. Truman's Vice President from 1949 to 1953 [lived 1877 to 1956]. The hotel where one of the characters is staying is the Schuyler Colfax. He was a 19th century US politician who served as speaker of the House of Representatives, and later Ulysses S. Grant's Vice President from 1869 to 1873, when he left office after being associated with the Credit Mobilier scandal [lived 1823 to 1885]. See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


Variations on a theme from 'Danse Macabre' by Saint Saens
Arranged by Julian Stewart Lindsay
Written by Theo Vidgen
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This may not be perfect, but certainly worthy of the series
29 December 2016 | by d.lodewijksSee all my reviews

The new Jonathan Creek special finds a way up for Creek. By no means perfect, this episode does bring back the core of the series that was so painfully betrayed in the previous three episodes. There are a lot of mysteries to be solved, and most of them are quite satisfying. Several mysteries spanning many eras tie together, with Creek being pulled in to help solve them. There may be one or two plots that cross the line of silliness for little reason, but much of this episode works very well, and the creepy bits are quite well crafted. It may not be up there with the first two Creek specials, but it's great to see something that really does rightfully belong in the series.

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